Medicine: Horse Riding

U. S. horsewomen, used as they are to coursing astride, noted with secret mockery British news of last week that "a reaction had started in favor of the sidesaddle and the graceful riding habit of a generation ago, as against the man's saddle and the riding breeches of today." The objections to the man's saddle, besides the supposedly esthetic ones, were based on the quasi-medical grounds that the muscles of a woman's thighs were less strong than the corresponding ones of a man and that therefore a woman was less secure astride a horse—would...

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